DIY // Custom Cork Board – Ikea Hack

DIY // Custom Cork Board

DIY // Custom Cork Board

No matter if you are an “oh I forgot”, “in need of inspiration” or “like to keep it organized” person. Today’s DIY will bring you a little bit of memory, inspiration and organization to your empty wall. After I had completed my office, I realized that there was nothing I could simply pin a new business card to, or add a note – not to forget an appointment or even pin a pair or earrings that I may like to wear the next day.

The solution was a simple, affordable and stylish little cork board. 

Here is what you need:

  • Cork rounds are from IKEA ($2.99)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • A hammer
  • 6 small nails
Start by applying the acrylic, brush from the center to the outside.

Start by applying the acrylic, brush from the center to the outside.

brush brush brush

brush brush brush

choose your finish, brushed on or stenciled?

Choose your finish, brushed on or stenciled?

Let the paint dry for 15-20 minutes

Let the paint dry for 15-20 minutes

To make your edges pop, add a dash of gold paint to them

To make your edges pop, add a dash of gold paint to them

When the edges are dry, simply use a small nail and hammer the cork round to the wall

When the edges are dry, simply use a small nail and hammer the cork rounds to the wall

You can attach the cork rounds 3 other ways to your wall.

  1. first: by gluing them on the wall,
  2. second: by taping them on the wall, and
  3. third: by hanging them on the wall (simply attach some thick yarn to the cork and hang them on a nail)
Finished project

Finished project

Closeup

Closeup

A custom cork board on a wall, in less then 10 minutes (dry time not incl.)

A custom cork board on a wall, in less then 10 minutes (dry time not incl.)

Keep your life organized!

Keep your life organized!

Happy crafting…

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